Chicago dancer King Charles specializes in the dance style which originated in his native city known as ‘Chicago Footwork’.
Born and raised on the South side of Chicago, King Charles discovered footworkin at the age of 14. When Charles turned 15 he decided to pursue the style and the culture full out. Him and 3 of his neighborhood friends made a footwork group of there own to represent on the Juke scene in local areas like, ‘Markham Skating Rink’. They called this group, ‘Creative’ but a little while after there first appearance, a more well known group made a ‘diss record’ on Creative but accidently pronounced there name wrong on the track and called them ‘Creation’. To most people, that situation would be unfortunate. But Charles and his teammates used there creativity to keep the name that footworkers dissed them with and blew it up. Becoming one of the most well-known and respected footwork groups of all times. 14 years later, they stand strong and consistent, quadrupling in numbers stretching out to Los Angeles-Japan-Atlanta-Poland & Taiwan in works of spreading to many more. ‘Creation Global’.
Several years after the creation of Creation, King Charles became the Artistic Director and an original member of renowned Chicago dance company, The FootworKINGZ ran by Lady Sol. The company has gained worldwide recognition for their exceptional talent and skill in the style of footwork and is now sharing this once unknown style with the masses. The FootworKINGZ have featured on major television shows including America’s Got Talent and America’s Best Dance Crew.
King Charles travels the world sharing his art, knowledge and talent battling on the international circuit and has a wealth of performance and choreography experience in shows, music videos, film and television. King Charles is a well established teacher and also leads numerous workshops on his travels in hopes of a big bright future for his team and culture.
King Charles has worked with many top artists including Madonna and Will.I.Am and continues to show the world why he is one of a kind and blow audiences away with his energy and creativity. King Charles is also a skilled rapper/MC.